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#1 MishFTW

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:54 AM

So Mythos_Ruler started a thread for a 10 minute challenge. Yeah so I lost that one. Big time. But I don't blame myself too much, I'm just not that rushing type of person. My strategy is building (mainly defense). So why not start a thread for you builders out there? Upload a screenshot of you best cities and mazes of dwellings.

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  • Pick your favorite faction
  • Select an Oasis map
  • Set AI to "unassigned" to prevent harrasement
  • See what you can build in just 30 minutes! (F12 to show in game timer)
  • Upload your screenshots here
So what are ya waiting for? Let the building begin!
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#2 Mythos_Ruler

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:46 AM

Best to limit it to one or two maps so it's actually a "challenge" that people can compare each other with. :) Maybe I can make a "Builders" sandbox map just for this?
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#3 Kimball

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:13 AM

I had a pretty great one going, and then I accidentally dragged the window to resize it, which on a Mac, is an instant crash. :(
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#4 MishFTW

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:10 AM

I finally got some time... and after defeating qBot about 40 minutes into the game, these were the results an hour later. The last one is the second base BTW :)
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So what do you guys think? Anyone want to make me look bad at my masonry skills?
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:09 AM

Wish I would have seen this thread sooner. :( I am also a defense type of player.

I had a super fortress on Oasis V. qBot got so frustrated trying to take the walls down that he just decided to quit. I literally sent my archers for the 1st time to his base, and only had to deal with the scout towers. I will see if I can get another good one built and post it here.

By the way, anyone else in this thread obsessive about making city walls align perfectly? or is just me? :P
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#6 Pedro Falcão

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:46 PM

Tutle, i'm that obsessive too. It just feels wrong when the walls are far from each other, even though i know they do protect my cities all the same.
BTW, in Rise of Nations, "builders" are called Boomers and the mythos-likes are called rushers.
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#7 Mythos_Ruler

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:58 PM

and the mythos-likes are called rushers.

I loled.

I actually wouldn't call myself a boomer or rusher, more like a conqueror. I like to grab as much territory as I can. I've been successfully rushed by other players because of my tendency to favor expansion.
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#8 Spahbod

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:15 PM

I loled.

I actually wouldn't call myself a boomer or rusher, more like a conqueror. I like to grab as much territory as I can. I've been successfully rushed by other players because of my tendency to favor expansion.


So it seems that I am exactly the opposite side of you. I only expand when I'm sure I can defend my territory. I encircle my lands with forts and towers before expanding.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

So it seems that I am exactly the opposite side of you. I only expand when I'm sure I can defend my territory. I encircle my lands with forts and towers before expanding.

You are a turtler. In the completed game, I think you will favor the Iberians.
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#10 Thorfinn the Shallow Minded

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

I would call myself an isolationist at best. A loser at worst.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

Nah, I'd call ya a double poster extraordinare. Jus' saying. :banana:

Myself, I'm somewhere between a turtler and a rusher.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

I actually wouldn't call myself a boomer or rusher, more like a conqueror. I like to grab as much territory as I can. I've been successfully rushed by other players because of my tendency to favor expansion.


In Rise of Nations i'd say i do the same, capping territory to make it harder for people to find new resources and building as many wonders as i can. But that is for RoN, in which cities are strong and can kill many soldiers and there is a constant damage for being in enemy territory (called attrition damage), so to with a small army i can repel initial rushes while keeping the major resource production at some specific and fortified cities (in RoN the resources never deplet). When the production is high and constant, i build an ocean of barracks and stables, turn the infinite soldier requeue and just keep managing the battle front. In other games expand slowly, but fortify very well each and every base so to not care about my workers, as it may drive the attention needed to win the game during the main battles.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

I'm a boomer, I like to get my economy running as fast as possible so I can train more units and win. Mythos' strategy seems to be mainly effective due to 0 A.D. buildings being rather strong (in Alpha 8 especially before attack bonuses). He builds so much that it takes ages to do any real damage to his base, giving himself plenty of time to prepare and attack at the furthest point from your main army.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:00 PM

I'm a boomer, I like to get my economy running as fast as possible so I can train more units and win. Mythos' strategy seems to be mainly effective due to 0 A.D. buildings being rather strong (in Alpha 8 especially before attack bonuses). He builds so much that it takes ages to do any real damage to his base, giving himself plenty of time to prepare and attack at the furthest point from your main army.

Hopefully soon we'll have capturing so my strategies will be rendered ineffective. :(
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#15 MishFTW

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

As far as strategy goes, I have no problem with conquering. I just tend to defend more. Right now, I'm busy building a Carthaginian stronghold on Sphabod's new map, Anatolian Plateau.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:24 AM

So it seems that I am exactly the opposite side of you. I only expand when I'm sure I can defend my territory. I encircle my lands with forts and towers before expanding.

My style is very similar to your style then, I build two fortresses (so I have three available to support my offensive) and some towers for defense. When gates are functional, I will probably encircle my base with walls during the later stages. I am also a big proponent of garrisoning fortresses and towers, which is also how I play Age of Empires II and Galactic Battlegrounds.

Edited by Zeta1127, 21 January 2012 - 01:19 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:46 AM

I'm building a fortress right now, but it doesn't qualify for this. How do you get Iberian walls to not have gaps?
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:27 AM

I really would like to see tech tree implemented :) I will play Rome the most (hence my username) because Rome has always seemed like the coolest civ ever. Honestly, who DOESN'T want an empire lol.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:38 AM

I really would like to see tech tree implemented :) I will play Rome the most (hence my username) because Rome has always seemed like the coolest civ ever. Honestly, who DOESN'T want an empire lol.

The Roman civilization in part one will actually be the Roman Republic, with the Roman Empire being in part 2.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

I'm building a fortress right now, but it doesn't qualify for this. How do you get Iberian walls to not have gaps?

Build them one section at a time, and slide it over so there won't be gaps. This will be fixed when walls are fully implemented
In the meantime, just build and upload.
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